Florence, Ala. and Cincinnati, Ohio— Schönox HPS North America partnered with Ohio Valley Flooring to provide Schönox subfloor product technologies, training and support across Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Representatives from the two companies first met at the 2022 Surfaces show, found common ground culturally and began discussions of how best to work together.
“The flooring industry and most certainly [our company] are built on relationships developed with daily, shared customer successes [and] the Schönox team understands that, making this a strong partnership,” explained Jud Hurt, president, Ohio Valley Flooring. “Together, we will offer the complete flooring product solutions set, carefully addressing all subfloor issues, including the associated need for support so critical for flooring professionals and their business growth.”
A locally-owned and operated family business, Ohio Valley Flooring’s reach and distribution strength make it one of the largest US flooring distributors, serving its retail and dealer customer base with locations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louisville and Pittsburgh as well as a 460,000 square foot primary warehouse in Mason, Ohio.
“Ohio Valley Flooring’s forward-leaning movement within commercial segments, their strong presence in the company’s geographic markets and its well-respected culture and expertise make this partnership ideal, positioning both [companies] for outstanding growth together,” said Mike Penney, senior vice president of sales, Schönox HPS North America.
Strategic planning, product training and market rollout discussions began with meetings at both company’s headquarters locations. “The team approach with Schönox has been impressive as we work closely, considering opportunities and how best to service customers across commercial, multifamily and other sectors,” Hurt said. Ohio Valley flooring said it will provide the full Schönox line across primer, moisture, repair, leveling and adhesive solutions.
“The onboarding process provided critical insights and information for Schönox and Ohio Valley Flooring, positioning the partnership for long term success,” explained Jennifer Kennedy, distribution support manager, Schönox HPS North America. “This partnership hits the ground running, informed and strategically aligned for customer service and growth of all stakeholders.”